WA – Anna Faris Signing

Actress and UW alumna Anna Faris appears on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 PM for a discussion of her funny and relatable debut book, Unqualified! Tickets available at the link…

Anna Faris has advice for you. And it’s great advice, because she’s been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she’s learned. Her comic memoir and first book shares her candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book reveals her unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love. Hilarious, authentic, and actually useful, Unqualified is the book fans have been waiting for.

Anna Faris is an actress, producer, and podcaster. One of comedy’s most admired actresses, she has starred in the Scary Movie franchise, The House Bunny, The Hot Chick, Just Friends, What’s Your Number?, Observe and Report, Smiley Face, and The Dictator. Faris currently stars on the CBS hit comedy Mom, a role that earned her two People’s Choice Award nominations. Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the podcast Faris launched in 2015, gets an average of two million downloads a month. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Please note that Anna Faris will be signing, but not personalizing books, and that any memorabilia & supplemental merchandise will not be signed. Photography with the author is not permitted.

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University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-5163

DC – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Presentation

Alec Baldwin appears in conversation with author Kurt Andersen on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Presented by GWU and Politics and Prose. Tickets available at the link…

Working the special magic of political satire, this memoir unfolds in a time when the Trump presidency is history. America’s foremost Trump scholar and its foremost Trump impersonator, Kurt Andersen and Alec Baldwin, join forces to channel Trump’s reminisces on how he made America great again. Building on Baldwin’s wildly popular Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live, the novelist and actor together present the future former chief executive’s thoughts on White House protocol, world leaders, his family, the media, and much more.

Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen will sign a limited number of copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me before the event begins.

When Will Call opens, a limited number of ticket holders will receive the opportunity to enter the signing line. Access to the signing line is first come, first served. We may be able to offer standby access to the signing as well, but entry is not guaranteed.

There will be no signing after the program, and signed books will not be available for pre-order.

All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.

Politics and Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

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GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6800

Shamus Brothers Return With Ace Universe Comic Con Starting in December 2017

Press Release:

ACE Universe Transforms “Comic Con” Business With Ground-Breaking Approach That Will Shake Up The Industry

World’s Most Experienced Comic Con Producers Launch New Media Company, Unveil Innovative Business Model, Announce Star-Studded Shows

NEW YORKSept. 19, 2017 — Brothers Stephen and Gareb Shamus, the world’s most experienced producers of the wildly popular Comic Con conventions, today announced the launch of their new groundbreaking experiential company – ACE Universe.  With 20 years of experience and 175 Comic Con shows to their name, the Shamus brothers have smashed the old model, which they pioneered, and developed a new immersive approach that will redefine the industry going forward.

ACE Universe is also announcing the dates and locations for its first events: December 8-10, 2017 at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island (New York), and January 13-15 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. VIP tickets for the Long Island event are on sale now, and General Admission tickets for NYCB LIVE will go on sale Friday, September 22, all via www.aceuniverse.com on Ticketmaster.com, nycblive.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office located at the Coliseum.

Tickets for the Glendale, AZ, event will be on sale soon. Stay tuned to the website for more details!

Confirmed guests for the Long Island event include:  Henry Cavill (SupermanJustice League), Gal Gadot (Wonder WomanJustice League), Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Justice League), Ray Fisher (Cyborg, Justice League), Ezra Miller(The Flash, Justice League), and Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf, Justice League), with more guests to be announced.

ACE Universe has secured partnerships across key sectors including Technology, Media, Entertainment, Gaming, Publishers, Manufacturers, Licensors, and Retailers to help create a robust experience for fans.  The Comic Cons will be hosted in world-class Arenas, which bring a completely new set of aesthetics and benefits for attendees, including programming shown on the JumboTron, which means the fans will never miss a panel, regardless of where they are.

ACE Universe will be the first to provide free global live streaming to fans with wall-to-wall coverage of the entire Comic Con. Now, all fans can enjoy access to top-tier talent, breaking news and on-site programming as every aspect of the show will be fully streamed, social media friendly and available on mobile devices.

“We revolutionized the Comic Con industry in the 90’s, and we’re thrilled to do it all over again in 2017,” says Gareb Shamus, ACE Universe Chairman & CEO. “We believe this is the optimal time to shake up the industry and recalibrate with a complete and total emphasis on the fan experience. Our new platform is centered on creating an unforgettable experience for fans by featuring meet-and-greets with stars from the latest hit superhero movies, quality vendors, professional creators, superior venues and immersive programming.”

“We can’t wait for seasoned Comic Con fans to experience our events, and we’re excited to introduce all new types of fans into this incredible world, many of whom have never enjoyed a Comic Con before,” says Stephen Shamus, President of ACE Universe. “Families can now enjoy a curated experience with access to top name Film and TV talent, artists, writers and other creative professionals.”

In addition to the upcoming show in Long Island, ACE Universe will be announcing the full 2018 schedule, including dates, cities, tickets and VIP Admissions on www.aceuniverse.com. Stay tuned! Connect with ACE Comic Con at Facebook.com/acecomiccon & @acecomiccon on Instagram and Twitter.

ACE Universe
ACE Universe (www.aceuniverse.com) is a New York-based media and experiential events company founded by Gareb and Stephen Shamus, who are the world’s most experienced producers of Comic Con conventions.  Stephen has personally produced over 175 Comic Con events, booked thousands of celebrity guests, and played host to millions of happy fans.  Gareb is a leading pop-culture expert, founder of the largest Comic Con tour in the world, an original producer of national Comic Cons, and publisher of multiple award-winning magazines published in 75 countries worldwide.  ACE Universe produces premium events in world-class venues that feature the best of Film, TV, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Collectibles, Comics, Original Art, Toys, Action Figures, Graphic Novels, Illustrators, Writers, Creators, and Entertainment Programming.  Fans can live stream all ACE Universe events at www.aceuniverse.com and engage with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

CA – John Carpenter Signing

Masters of horror John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter host their 5th annual Halloween signing event for Tales for a Halloweenight! They will be joined by comic artists and writers including Tim Bradstreet, Steve Niles, Duane Swierczynski, James Ninness, David J. Schow, Cat Staggs, and Amanda Deibert.

They will be at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The preorders for the book will go on sale next week exclusively at goldenapplecomics.com.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

NJ – Unqualified: An Evening With Anna Faris

Press Release:

Join WORD Bookstores and Loew’s Jersey Theatre on Tuesday, October 24th for a special evening with actress, author, producer, and podcaster Anna Faris as she shares her new book, UNQUALIFIED. Equal parts comic memoir and humorous advice from her hit podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, this memoir shares Anna’s candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. A short Q&A and book signing will follow.

Anna Faris is an actress, producer, and top-rated podcaster. Her podcast, ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified,’ averages 4 million downloads a month. Faris currently stars on the CBS hit comedy Mom and has had memorable roles on Entourage and Friends. She will next star in MGM/Pantelion Film’s remake of Overboard alongside Eugenio Derbez. Faris produced and starred in The House Bunny and What’s Your Number and her additional films include the Scary Movie franchise, Lost in Translation, The Dictator, Observe and Report, Brokeback Mountain, Just Friends, Smiley Face, Keanu, and the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs franchise. A native of Washington State, she lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Please note that Anna Faris will be signing, but not personalizing books, and that any memorabilia & supplemental merchandise will not be signed. Photography with the author is not permitted.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plz, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 798-6055

PA – Gabrielle Union Signing

Actress Gabrielle Union appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present her new book We’re Going to Need More Wine.

Best known for leading roles in a variety of comedies, dramas, and action films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II, and 2016’s The Birth of a Nation, Gabrielle Union began her acting career in the 1990s in a string of successful television and film roles. An advocate for Susan G. Komen, Planned Parenthood, and survivors of violence, Union has been nominated for 11 BET Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards and has won one of each. We’re Going to Need More Wine is an intimate, urgent collection of essays about race, bullying, competition between women in Hollywood, and her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

SC – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at Revel on Tuesday, October 31 at 6:30 PM! Tickets are available here…

Bruce is touring the country promoting his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor, the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor. Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead.

BUT! This is no ordinary book tour. It’s a game show! Bruce will be presenting LAST FAN STANDING, a game show like no other! Last Fan Standing gives the entire audience the chance to play along and qualify to be on stage—and attempt to be The Last Fan Standing. Through provided “audience response devices” (clickers if you insist on getting technical), each audience member participates in a series of multiple choice questions where the players with the first correct answers advance to the Podium Rounds where the top four players from the audience fight a winner-take-all battle of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Horror trivia. After each round the player with the lowest score is eliminated, until there is only one . . . Last Fan Standing!

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Revel
304 E Stone Ave, Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 412-7227

NYC – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears at Caroline’s at 7:00 PM on both Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th as part of the New York Comedy FestivalTickets available at the link…

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway, New York, New York 10019
(212) 757-4100

NYC – Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour

Actress Gabrielle Union appears in conversation with WNYC’s incomparable 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams at the Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

For years Hollywood had been yearning for an insightful and strong female actor to stand up for the throngs of women harassed and abused in the world of showbiz; Gabrielle Union answered the call and has since become the voice of the victims of sexual violence. Now she’s here with a collection of powerful essays on gender, sexuality, race, beauty, film, and what it means to be a modern woman.

In this series Gabrielle has shared not only wonderful think-pieces, but also deeply personal tales from her life. She covers everything from the unfair beauty standards foisted upon women to how she coped with her parent’s divorce. Intimate and honest, she is a reminder to the world that community and ethics are the keys to a better world.

Gabrielle Union is an actress remembered for her breakthrough role in the film Bring It On. Union has starred in such films as The Brothers, The Birth of a Nation, Daddy’s Little Girls, Think Like a Man, and Sleepless. Union also stars in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, for which she has received critical acclaim and an NAACP Image Award.

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top comedians to watch. Recently, she created and starred in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and, alongside Jessica Williams of The Daily Show, she is the creator and costar of the hit WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens as well as the creator and host of the new WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys. You can read her weekly musings about race, gender, and pop culture on her blog, Blaria.com (aka Black Daria). Visit Phoebe’s website at www.phoeberobinson.com

Jessica Williams is a talented comedian, writer and performer who has garnered the attention of television audiences with her influential voice, perspective, and wit around pop culture conversations in media. Williams can currently be seen in The Incredible Jessica James, opposite Chris O’Dowd. In April 2016, Williams launched a podcast, 2 Dope Queens, with her best friend and fellow comedian Phoebe Robinson. In 2012 Williams joined the cast of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show as the first African American woman and youngest correspondent to date. Williams led numerous comedic yet thought-provoking segments on hot button topics such as police brutality, transgender rights, sexism in politics and race. Williams’ other television credits include HBO’s hit series Girls, where she starred as ‘Karen,’ Hannah Horvath’s work friend in season three.

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The Gramercy Theatre
127 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010
(212) 614-6932

Scarlett Byrne Joins Harry Potter Stars at Cincinnati Comic Expo 2017

Press Release:

“Aparecium!” The 2017 Cincinnati Comic Expo will host four members from the Harry Potter film franchise on September 22-24, 2017! The newest guest to be added to the list is Scarlett Byrne. Scarlett is best known for her portrayal as Pansy Parkinson. She is joined by Julian Glover (Aragog), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout). This gathering is very unique for all Potter fans as the Expo is the first US convention appearance for Miriam. Catch them here before they all “Evanesco!”

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

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